About 80,000 Angelenos were able to take advantage of the city’s new solid waste, recycling and food recovery program, dubbed recycLA July 1 as city officials are helping residents transition from a “currently unregulated system to one that is dependable and sustainable,” they said. Since this is a mass transitioning of resources, they said, they want to be sure to be available to answer any questions or address any concerns that residents may have. Read full article here.
The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday solidified an unusual plan to award the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympics at the same time in September, with one to be hosted by Paris and the other by Los Angeles. To read the entire NYTimes.com article click here.
After years of grappling with fluctuating cost estimates and a persistent funding shortfall, advocates for the downtown Los Angeles streetcar scored a toehold last fall: $200 million for the project, to be paid through revenue from a new sales tax. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here.
Scientists at the La Brea Tar Pits are contending with a host of historical treasures as the LA Metro moves forward with construction of the Purple Line. Read full article here.
Los Angeles Sanitation (LA Sanitation) and the city of Los Angeles have launched the Green Ribbon Council for the city’s new citywide commercial and multifamily waste and recycling collection program, recycLA. Read full article here.
Plans for a Downtown Los Angeles streetcar are still chugging along, but perhaps not as quickly as prospective riders might have hoped. Read full article here.
Former President Barack Obama, a student at Los Angeles' Occidental College from 1979 to 1981, will likely see a segment of the CA-134 freeway renamed in his honor following a vote earlier this year by the California State Senate. Not to be outdone, the City of Los Angeles is looking to further memorialize the nation's 44th President and his connections to the region. Read full article here.
Purple Line-related street closures that were expected to snarl traffic for 18 weekends near Fairfax Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile have wrapped up five weekends early, says The Source. Read full article here.